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Dec
19
comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
I hope the answers cover what a horrible gloss "thought" is for any derivative of "thumos".
Aug
31
comment John 21:15: “do you love me more than…?”
("Theologians and separatists" are terms from my developing translation. I'm trying to give a reading that is more easily apprehensible to the non-church-goer. But the above is arranged to be closer to the Greek for comparison clarity.)
Aug
22
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
Robertson considers κατὰ to be ablative, like "the herd bolted down the cliff" in Mk 5:13 (they didn't bolt "against" the cliff).
Aug
21
comment What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
This answer might be strengthened if it connected to the "compassion" in v13 and "love the one near you" in v8.
Aug
21
comment What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
James uses the same phrase in 1:25 "ὁ δὲ παρακύψας εἰς νόμον τέλειον τὸν τῆς ἐλευθερίας καὶ παραμείνας,...", NASB: "But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it".
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
I'm developing my own software as I make my own initial rough translation of the NT. I just added more complex searching like the above a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, it's not yet ready to share, but I hope to make it available in the future. (Since it's a side project, it might be six months before I even have a private beta.) But feel free to ask more such questions and I'll try to pitch in.
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
All 9 of those indicatives are future tense, by the way. 3 active, 3 middle, 3 passive.
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
There are 9 occurrences of ἵνα followed immediately by an indicative in the SBLGNT: Ac 21:24, 1Co 13:3, Re 3:9, Re 6:11, Re 8:3, Re 9:5, Re 13:12, Re 14:13, and Re 22:14. I didn't find any future subjunctives.
Aug
2
comment The usage of the word “curse” in Gal 3:13
"Curse" is not a synonym, or even a synechdoche, for "sin", if that's what you're asking. In the Deut passage, the "sin" is to "not obey...or...do", and the "curses" (defeat, disease, drought, death) are an effect of that, not the sin itself.
Jun
14
comment What did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers”?
@david agreed. I had a prof who liked to emphasize that it could've been almost any parent other than Abraham and been a mortal insult, akin to Jesus calling them "snake bastards".
Jun
9
comment What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
You've never had a middle-of-the-night emergency? artofmanliness.com/2014/05/21/…
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Does every verb needs a visible subject? "Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις..." ~= "and it happened in those days..." The "it" is implied.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Wouldn't it be odd for a plural subject to take a singular verb?
Apr
28
comment What does Mark's account of the upper room reveal about Judas' part in the new covenant?
a) Jesus told them about the covenant after they drank it, and b) even if he had not, there are plenty of covenants entered and then broken.
Feb
20
comment How was the Tabernacle built?
Do curtains have to be stretched taut?
Aug
6
comment When a new translation of the Bible is created
For a detailed discussion of this, I recommend A History of New Testament Lexicography by John A. L. Lee. It specifically explores how translators have relied heavily on lexicons, which in turn rely heavily on earlier translations and other lexicons.
Jul
19
comment Is 2 Timothy 3:16-7 intended to be inclusive or exclusive?
Couldn't the author of 2 Timothy have been referring to the Torah, Nevi'im, and/or Ketuvim as an unambiguous specific set of texts?
Jun
29
comment Is oral history like the telephone game?
Try playing "telephone" with adults. It's distinctly pointless because the transmission rarely changes.
Oct
14
comment What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 literally say?
A. T. Robertson mentions Aristophanes, Aristotle, and Plutarch in using "buffet".
Oct
6
comment What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
Also note John 8:32 where "and the truth will set you free" is preceded by "if you hold to my teaching, ...*then* you will know the truth."